1998 Toyota Camry Consumer Reviews

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1998 Toyota Camry
4.6
Average based on 34 reviews
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Stress Free Driving

by from on March 21, 2011

I've owned this car for about 3 years and it now has over 200,000 miles on it. One thing you will never have driving this car is stress. You never have to worry about it breaking down or costing a lot...
I've owned this car for about 3 years and it now has over 200,000 miles on it. One thing you will never have driving this car is stress. You never have to worry about it breaking down or costing a lot to repair. Mileage is between 24 city and 33 hwy. You really can't beat that with a stick. Put on some all season tires and through the snow you go. I live in Ohio and we've had some WICKED winters recently. This thing man handled them like a champ. Watch the fluids, rotate the tires and change the oil and you're looking at a quarter million mile car, easily. No it's not fast and it's only sexy if you're frugal, but it will hands down beat ANY American car from the 90's.
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Over 160,000 miles and never needed anything but

by from Chicago Il on December 8, 2010

Easily the best car we've ever owed. We bought it new and we still own it and drive it daily. We honored the recommended schedule maintenance up till 75,000 mile installed the timing belt then had a t...
Easily the best car we've ever owed. We bought it new and we still own it and drive it daily. We honored the recommended schedule maintenance up till 75,000 mile installed the timing belt then had a tune up at 112,000. The mechanic asked me why I was doing this......so we haven't had tune up since. We have only had to replace brakes once and several tires. We plan on driving this camry till it dies then we will buy another Toyota camry LE V6.
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It's a Toyota

by from Houston, TX on January 3, 2012

Perhaps the best car I ever had. Far superior than my old Accord. Besides needing new struts and new tires, this car is very reliable. The shape is also very good. Good gas milage and very cold AC sys...
Perhaps the best car I ever had. Far superior than my old Accord. Besides needing new struts and new tires, this car is very reliable. The shape is also very good. Good gas milage and very cold AC system.
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Very Very Reliable

by from on June 5, 2010

Finally have to turn in my 1998 Camry with much sadness. First car I ever had that I kept over 80,000 and this now has 202,000!! Saved me the cost of 3 new cars. Best car I ever had. If you are buying...
Finally have to turn in my 1998 Camry with much sadness. First car I ever had that I kept over 80,000 and this now has 202,000!! Saved me the cost of 3 new cars. Best car I ever had. If you are buying it used with even 100,000 not a bad buy.
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A Good Friend

by from San Diego, CA on January 19, 2012

I've been driving a 1998 Camry 4 LE for almost ten years and the only thing I can say is that this is a very good friend!
I've been driving a 1998 Camry 4 LE for almost ten years and the only thing I can say is that this is a very good friend!
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The Best Car I've Owned

by from Cary, IL on May 17, 2012

I've had my car since October of 1998. I purchased it with 12K miles on it. It was the best purchase of my life. Other than the normal wear and tear, this car has been the best. Looking to purchase an...
I've had my car since October of 1998. I purchased it with 12K miles on it. It was the best purchase of my life. Other than the normal wear and tear, this car has been the best. Looking to purchase another Camry at this time, but I honestly can't part with my car. I have 283K miles on it now and still running strong. I have looked at other new cars, but keep leaning towards buying another 1998 car with way fewer miles. Maybe I got lucky with my current car, but I don't think I did. I see several 1998 Camry Toyota's on the road now in 2012!
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Original Owner - reliable for 13 yrs 9 months

by from Denver, Co on January 5, 2013

I bought my Camry LE 4 cycl new in May of 1998. During the first 3 months of the car had a rattle in the roof, which the resolved on the 3 attempt after replacing the insulation in the roof. The Deale...
I bought my Camry LE 4 cycl new in May of 1998. During the first 3 months of the car had a rattle in the roof, which the resolved on the 3 attempt after replacing the insulation in the roof. The Dealer promotion was free oil changes for as lon as I own the car so I've kept up with oil changes, which is probably why the oil plug wore out. Dealer replaced the oil pan and for a reduced price of $140 so that should last for another 13 years. I've reached 110,000 miles and just replaced the timing belt as preventative so I'm not left stranded on one of my frequent road trips. I gave it a tune up at 85,000. other than tires and battery, that's it. Very inexpensive vehicle to maintain and the best car I've every owned. Oh yeah, I'm still waiting for the brakes to show ware.
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Very reliable and smooth. 15 yrs later.145k miles

by from Edison, NJ on March 16, 2013

I bought this in January 1998 (Camry LE) and green in color. The color has not even faded that much despite parking ins scorching heat in NJ. Very reliable. I found a great Japanese Auto mechanic in H...
I bought this in January 1998 (Camry LE) and green in color. The color has not even faded that much despite parking ins scorching heat in NJ. Very reliable. I found a great Japanese Auto mechanic in Highland Park, NJ and they are so honest and reliable, that I hardly pay I used to be charged by the toyota dealers. I would avoid dealers once warranty is over.
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Fun to drive

by from New Jersey on June 27, 2007

I love this car, its very fun to drive. The pick up is great, and the ride is very comfortable. The original stereo is also very powerful. I would recomend it to everyone.
I love this car, its very fun to drive. The pick up is great, and the ride is very comfortable. The original stereo is also very powerful. I would recomend it to everyone.
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This is my first and only car I've ever owned!

by from on April 23, 2009

I've had my '98 Camry LE since 2004 and I love it. Mine came with leather interior and a sunroof. It's a quiet and smooth drive. My father owns a 2001 Camry CE and the times he's driven mine he says i...
I've had my '98 Camry LE since 2004 and I love it. Mine came with leather interior and a sunroof. It's a quiet and smooth drive. My father owns a 2001 Camry CE and the times he's driven mine he says it's smoother than his and handles better than his Camry.
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